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E.J. Phairs King Ghidorah IPA - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

E.J. Phairs King Ghidorah IPA - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Description

Bow down and tremble homebrewer, for you are in the presence of a king! This 30-story tall liquid kaiju will singe your senses with multiple Multihead additions, culminating in a tropical gravity beam blast of guava and melon. Survive this opening assault and you’ll be hit with an Idaho Gem™ thunder spark of pineapple, and then swept away by hurricane winds of Cashmere lemon/lime and stone fruit. Just as King Ghidora is not limited to a single ferocious maw, you’ll be hard-pressed to have but a single pour of this juicy, tropical brew. Without a ragtag ensemble of advorseries spearheaded by Godzilla himself, King G will reign over your beer rotation till he ultimately brings about the Earth’s next extinction-level event and moves on to another planet victim.

King Ghidora was brewed in collaboration with our Pittsburg, CA neighbors, E.J. Phair Brewing Company.  It features a clean malt profile of light DME with a touch of white wheat for head retention. With only a quarter ounce of Citra® added late in the boil, this beer shows very little bitterness and lets the flavor and aroma hops do the talking. The first dry hop addition is added to the fermenter before transferring wort from the kettle. Although this isn't a Hazy IPA, the beer will have a slight permanent haze due to biotransformation, which occurs when yeast interact with hop oils during primary fermentation.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.061
  • SRM (Color Range): 4
  • IBUs: 11
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.6%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.
 
 

 

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excited for a big hop
Daniel Valencia on Mar 15, 2022
My son liked the label,, brewing is boys time.
Josh T on Nov 10, 2020
excited for a big hop
Daniel Valencia on Mar 15, 2022
I’m trying a new recipe kit.
Paul A on Aug 18, 2021
My son liked the label,, brewing is boys time.
Josh T on Nov 10, 2020
Big Godzilla lovers over here, how could we resist
Jenn H on Jun 18, 2020
My sons and I are huge Gojira fans. Can't wait to serve up this one!
Jon H on May 8, 2020
The HOPS!
Nicholas P on May 5, 2020
I like IPAs and this sounds delicious.
Kyle Ayers on May 5, 2020
Has some hops I have never tried and want to check it out.
Charles Carter on May 1, 2020
Kit of the Week!
Valued C on Apr 23, 2020
Sounds tasty
Michael F on Mar 16, 2020
It's an IPA...need I say more?
William J L on Mar 10, 2020
I’m trying a new recipe kit.
Paul A on Aug 18, 2021
Big Godzilla lovers over here, how could we resist
Jenn H on Jun 18, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great little IPA, hoppy and delicious
The all grain kit was out of stock when I ordered, so I went with the DME version. I used Mangrove Jack's M44 yeast to ferment. I used my RO water to brew with and since there were specialty grains, I went ahead and adjusted my water for an IPA.

End result was a very tasty IPA.Even though the IBUs are supposed to be 7 (according to Brewfather), the perceived bitterness seemd much higher. Not a bad thing.The ABV finished out much higher ay 8.5%, so yeah, this will get you there. If I were to do the DME version again, I would probably remove 2lbs of DME.

This extract kit also comes with acidulated malt, which is completely unnecessary. I added it before realizinig this. My pH was at a 4.4 so I had to adjust that a bit.

All in all, very good beer, just not really sessionable as I would like due to the high ABV. Had a dank grassy west coast IPA flavor, which probably had a lot to do with my choice of yeast. Again, so a bad thiing. I have it on tap now and plan to bottle a few for my friends. Because it is a very good beer.

I would recommend this beer if you lik IPAs. 4 stars because IMO extract is just cheating and I can't really give more than 4 for that reason. However, if you prefer extract brewing and like IPAs that are hoppy anf full of flavor, you cant go wrong with this brew.
November 7, 2021
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over 2 years ago